Belgium promotes to Fed Cup World Group I

The Belgian team led by captain Dominique Monami has beaten Russia 3-2. Elise Mertens (WTA D-81) and An-Sophie Mestach (WTA D-126) gave Belgium the decisive point.

After day one of the Fed Cup it was a tie: 1-1. Mertens (WTA-66) surprisingly beat Elena Vesnina (WTA-15) and put Belgium ahead. Alison (WTA-132) was slightly injured and therefore Maryna Zanevska (WTA-114) took her place. However, she could not upset Daria Kasatkina (WTA-29).

In the decisive doubles Elise and An-Sophie defeated Vesnina and Kasatkina 6-1 and 7-6(2). Belgium promotes to World Group I and is one of the eight best countries in the world.